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Oliver, Mary

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: A collection of essays follows the author as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor; her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her; and the responsibility she has inherited from the great thinkers and writers of the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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Sedaris, David

Summary: David Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk, and also Sedaris' darkest and warmest book yet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 814 SED

Hedgpeth, Don.

Summary: An anthology of excerpts from a variety of publications depicting the day-to-day life and experiences of the Texas cowboy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Northland Press 1978

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.4 HED

McPhee, John

Summary: "The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master John McPhee, all of them published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. The first, 'The Sporting Scene,' offers previously uncollected pieces on fishing, football, golf and lacrosse, among other topics. They range from fly-casting for chain pickerel in the fall in New Hampshire to walking the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 080 MCP

Morrison, Toni

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 MOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 Morrison 2019

Conroy, Pat

Summary: "A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy is a new nonfiction collection of letters, interviews, and magazine articles spanning Conroy's long literary career, supplemented by touching pieces from the beloved author's many friends. A Lowcountry Heart collects some of Conroy's most charming pieces of short nonfiction, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813 CON

Crucet, Jennine Capó

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Summary: "In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours of American identity and the physical places where those contours find...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador/St. Martin's Press 2019

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Notaro, Laurie.

Summary: Bestselling author Laurie Notaro unleashes her wrath on everything from e-mail spam to eBay to the perils of St. Patrick's Day, with hilarious results.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 814.6 NOT

Pollitt, Katha.

Summary: With deep feeling and sharp insight, Pollitt writes about the death of her father; the sad but noble final days of a leftist study group of which she was a member; and the betrayal and heartbreak inflicted by a man who seriously deceived her. (Her infinitely patient, gentle driving instructor points out her weakness--"Observation, Katha, observation!") She also offers a candid view of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 POL

Robinson, Marilynne

Summary: A new essay collection assesses today's political climate and the mysteries of faith, from the influence of intellectual minds on society's political consciousness to the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 ROB

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NTC Pub. Group 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 824.008 Daughters 1996

Summary: A collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 816 Rad

Summary: "Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" column. Selected from several decades...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 TAB

Doctorow, E. L.

Contents: Genesis -- E.A. Poe -- Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom -- Composing Moby-Dick: what might have happened -- Sam Clemens's two boys -- Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith -- Fitzgerald's Crack-Up -- Malraux, Hemingway, and the Spanish Civil War -- Dos Passos: U.S.A -- Harpo -- Heinrich von Kleist -- Arthur Miller -- Franz Kafka's Amerika -- W.G. Sebald -- Einstein: seeing the unseen -- ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.4 DOC

Eco, Umberto

Summary: Collects short essays from the author that reflect on the changing modern world, touching on such topics as popular culture, politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 854 ECO

Ephron, Nora

Summary: A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's funniest-- and most acute-- writer, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we've been living it these last forty years.-

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Mencken, Henry L.

Summary: H.L. Mencken was the most provocative and influential journalist and cultural critic in twentieth-century America. In this volume and a companion, The Library of America presents all six series of Prejudices (1919-1927), the iconoclastic collections that helped blast American literature out of its complacency and into a new age of frankness and maturity. The fantastic linguistic inventiveness,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MEN

Merkin, Daphne.

Summary: "A collection of essays on everything from handbags to John Updike, lip gloss to Michael Jackson, and everything in between"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MER

Morrison, Toni

Summary: The source of self-regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 814 MOR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 824.914 ART

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.5 NOR

Angell, Roger.

Summary: "From the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, a compendium of writings that celebrate the view from the tenth decade of his richly lived life In February 2014, The New Yorker published an essay by Roger Angell called "This Old Man," a meditation on life at age ninety-three. With great humor and not an ounce of self-pity or sentimentality, Angell wrote about health, mind, and memory;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 ANG

Dubus, Andre

Summary: "The 1986 highway accident that resulted in Dubus being largely confined to a wheelchair is an event that is by now familiar to readers of his award-winning short stories (Dancing After Hours, etc.) and previous collection of personal essays (Broken Vessels, 1991). In these 25 spare and luminous essays, most of which have previously appeared in magazines like the New Yorker, Harper's and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 DUB

Fromartz, Samuel.

Summary: " An irresistible account of bread, bread baking, and one home baker's journey to master his craft. In 2009, journalist Samuel Fromartz was offered the assignment of a lifetime: to travel to France to work in a boulangerie. So began his quest to hone not just his homemade baguette-which later beat out professional bakeries to win the "Best Baguette of D.C."-but his knowledge of bread, from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 FRO